• Dec 3, 2009

2010 Range Rover Sport Autobiography - Click above for high-res image gallery

We can't figure out exactly what the name Autobiography is supposed to convey, but Land Rover seems to think it's a fitting name to put on its top-of-the-line Range Rover models. Last year, they pulled the wraps off the Range Rover Autobiography at the British Motor Show, and this week at the LA Auto Show the Range Rover Sport Autobiography has just made its official debut.

Most of the appeal of the package is inside. All of the seating surfaces are covered in beautiful two-tone leather, and the Autobiography logo can be found in the wood door inserts and the embossed headrests. The exterior gets a few special touches as well, including body-colored lower door panels, an extended roof spoiler, and special 20-inch alloy wheels.

Just 250 examples of the Range Rover Sport Autobiography will be built, all in Santorini Black with the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 as standard. Pricing is listed as an imposing $88,545, but we can see that in its exclusive circle, enough Land Rover buyers will likely be willing to cough up a $14,000 premium to have their own Autobiography, even if it's only a leather, wheel, and trim package. Hit the jump for full details, or check out our high-res gallery of live shots below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

PRESS RELEASE:

LOS ANGELES, CA., December 2, 2009 – Land Rover, the world's leading sport utility vehicle manufacturer, comes to Los Angeles with the North American debut of Range Rover Sport Autobiography Limited Edition. The limited-production vehicle will be on display with the full model line-up for press review December 2-3, and during the public show days December 4-13.

The award-winning Range Rover Sport line-up will feature a striking new Autobiography Package available in the 510-hp Supercharged edition offering added elegance and refinement for 2010. All seat surfaces are upholstered in new duo-tone leather, available in three color combinations. The front and rear headrests are embossed with a unique Autobiography Sport logo while the wood door inserts also bear this exclusive insignia. The Autobiography Package also includes the rear-seat entertainment system and HD radio offered in Range Rover Sport, as well as a distinctive Autobiography Sport badge on the tailgate. Electronic rear differential lock and adaptive cruise control are also part of the package.

Only 250 Autobiographies will be produced this year in Santorini Black. The exterior features body-colored lower door panels, front and rear bumpers with titan accents and an extended rear roof spoiler. A Titan mesh grille and side vents also enhance the Autobiography Package. Special 20-inch, 10-spoke Diamond-Turned alloy wheels and a distinguishing exhaust extension complete the exterior.

Autobiography – A Beneficiary of a Better Basis

The foundation for the Autobiography model – the updated 2010 Range Rover Sport – puts even more emphasis on driving dynamics over prior model years. From the new suspension that monitors the suspension at up to 500 times per second and adjusts to suit individual driving style, to the new Dynamic setting on the Terrain Response ™ system in the Supercharged model which provides heightened responsiveness during enthusiastic on-road driving, the new Sport feels much more agile, more athletic. Greater driver involvement comes with new paddle shifters to select gears manually when desired, revised steering, and more powerful brakes.


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  • 16 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      20" wheels. On a Rover. Time was, they came with 16" alloys specially designed to keep under-inflated tires on the rims. What a joke.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thug-mobile.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's with the dark tinted rear windows fad that makes every car and suv look like a mafiosos panel van?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Same old Range Rover with redesigned badges.
      Here is more from the interior of the car: http://www.wisecarshopper.com/2009/12/07/the-2010-range-rover-sport-autobiography/

      I like this car but wish Ford never bought it! :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I see a Land Rover in proper shape, with mud covering most of it, I feel like justice has been done to the vehicle.

      But mostly, I see new Land Rovers driven by people too snobby to drive Escalades, and older Land Rovers driven by daddy's girls still in High School.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah. Ain't it great? :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Unlike most, I am one for the street mammoth. This is one of my favourites. As well as the Cayenne GTS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LMAO
      • 5 Years Ago
      i like this car so much and the previous models.
      but i would never buy one, my eco oriented mind wouldn't allow me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I first saw the picture, I thought this was a Ford Flex. Weird huh? Maybe it's because of the seemingly lower ride height.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should have called it the Obituary package for when the vehicle goes dead prematurely. Nice plush and capable SUV, too bad reliability is so questionable.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Tom,

        I wouldn't call issues I've had with a 4 year old vehicle "outdated". Let's see...

        engine quite intermittently

        solution was: fuel pump AND fuel tank replaced (WTF?, I've never had to have a fuel tank replaced on ANY car)

        Check engine light --internittent (why can they still not get this fixed on ANY RR model)

        noisy, I mean really noisy transmission

        lastly, the airbag light (intermittent of course)

        I probably could have added to this list but got rid of the POS already. The only thing outdated is their quality control.



        • 5 Years Ago
        McG too bad that perception is so outdated.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How about they give us the diesel V8 for the proper Range Rover?
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